[ bin ]
/ bɪn /
a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.
verb (used with object), binned, bin·ning.
to store in a bin.
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Origin of bin
before 950; Middle English binne,Old English binn(e) crib, perhaps <Celtic; compare Welsh benn cart
OTHER WORDS FROM binun·binned, adjective
Definition for bin (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “two,” “two at a time,” used in the formation of compound words: binary; binocular.
Origin of bin-
combining form of Latin bīnī two each, by twos
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British Dictionary definitions for bin (1 of 2)
/ (bɪn) /
a large container or enclosed space for storing something in bulk, such as coal, grain, or wool
Also called: bread bin a small container for bread
Also called: dustbin, rubbish bin a container for litter, rubbish, etc
- a storage place for bottled wine
- one particular bottling of wine
verb bins, binning or binned
(tr) to store in a bin
(tr) to put in a wastepaper bin
Word Origin for bin
Old English binne basket, probably of Celtic origin; related to bindan to bind
British Dictionary definitions for bin (2 of 2)
a variant, esp before a vowel, of bi- 1 binocular
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Medical definitions for bin
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